New goals as Fall Begins

With all the new perspective I'm gaining lately on rest, self love, and self care, I find myself in need of some new/updated goals for this fall that match. I'd really like to be finished losing weight-y'all know that by now. Part of it is that I just hate having things unfinished. I like to [...]

Quick Take: Feeling my feelings but not getting stuck in them

It's my rest day, and I'm really trying to embrace all that that is coming to mean in my life. I feel like I am approaching a baseline state emotionally after the tempest of the past couple weeks, but am not fully out of the woods, so I am being extra intentional about using this [...]

On Matching the Recovery to the Work

I'm super tired lately, and feeling intense effects of that on my physical and mental well being, but it's also good, because I have a tendency to go all in headfirst and overload and overwhelm and burn out and quit, and I'm learning to recognize what my body and mind need vs what I want, [...]

Momming with Mental Illness

Hey Y'all! I've decided to begin a series on how my mental illness interacts with my parenting in different areas. I figure that if i am facing these challenges, I can't be alone, and maybe sharing how I struggle and how I cope will encourage and embolden others. Maybe there will even be a few [...]

Vacation Rest: Not how I planned, but better.

We've been back a couple weeks now from our annual week at the beach with our best friend Max, and for the first time ever, I'm still finding myself actually refreshed and renewed. Usually after a vacation (since kids, anyway) I need another vacation to recover, but not this time. I truly found some recovery [...]

Crunchy Hippie Tattooed Yoga Fitness Mom (and other ways my identity won’t fit in a box)

(Some post yoga Bubby Love) I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror the other day and wondered...What kind of mom do people think I am? I know there are so many types we hear about: Helicopter moms, Pinterest Moms, Soccer moms, Glam moms, Sporty Moms, and more. I'm definitely super Crunchy-essential oils, elderberry [...]

Resuming routine

We had an amazingly fun and relaxing week at Emerald Isle and made so many memories. We chased the kids across the sand and through the surf, their little footprints and musical laughter trailing behind. We explored things we had left behind in our own childhoods afresh and anew. We had grown up time with [...]

His Power, My Weakness

That's what this week has been all about.  I knew something was off when I came out of therapy on Monday night feeling dejected. It was a very good session, with lots of me getting to share victories and growth and a lot of positivity- there's no reason I should have felt down. Tuesday I [...]

Fitness Post: I knew this was coming.

Today I finished the Bangin Bikini Body program in the Jillian Michaels app-and I'm super proud of that! I'm also halfway through the Beautiful Arms and Back and Sexy Abs programs. I'm super proud of finishing this program, because it's proof of my commitment to self care and doing what I have to, even if [...]